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  • To celebrate the 30th anniversary of MTV today (August 1), Gigwise has put together a collection of the best 30 videos for each year spanning over the last three decades.

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    July 29, 2011


    Last week, we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite U2 song – and we compiled the votes into a top 10 list.

    Our question for you this week is: Who is the best punk rock band of all time?

    You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter with the #weekendrock hashtag.

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    July 28, 2011


    I’m first introduced to Green Day bassist and Fender signature artist Mike Dirnt over the phone as he sits by an inflatable pool watching his toddler son splash around. A few months later, in the middle of a massive Green Day tour that was being recorded for a future live DVD (March 2011’s Awesome as F**k), we meet in person and rush through a quick interview before soundcheck. Fast forward to summer 2011, and we catch up again by phone for a marathon interview as he runs post-rehearsal errands in Oakland, Calif.

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    July 27, 2011


    New issue of KERRANG! to feature 30 amazing facts about Billie Joe Armstrong and a Tre Cool poster.

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    July 26, 2011


    Finally! The Network's debut LP "Money Money 2020" gets its first wax treatment! And on 180-gram blue vinyl, no less!

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    July 26, 2011


    Last year Billie Joe appeared on Nikki Sixx' radio show, Sixx Sense. The audio is available online now here.

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    July 25, 2011


    It's July and we're all anxious to get away for some time before the end of summer is upon us. So the eternal question came up again at dinner last night with some friends...if you could only take 10 albums with you to a desert island with no other access to music (sorry no cloud service is available on this particular island), what would they be?

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    July 25, 2011

    Watch Billie Joe on Sky TV's documentary on rock and roll phoptographer Bob Gruen.

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    July 25, 2011


    New Macbeth shoes from Mike Dirnt available Fall 2011.

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    July 24, 2011


    The Nineties' most irrepressible punk brats grew up with a bang. They also proved they could take on the kind of gargantuan old-school concept album that nobody else seemed to have the guts to try. Not only did they pull it off, they made one of the era's lasting albums, raging against political complacency of mid-decade America with a Who-size sense of grandeur. From the nine-minute epic "Jesus of Suburbia" to the punk nugget "Extraordinary Girl/Letterbomb," they zeroed in on the rock audience's political outcasts and misfits as Billie Joe Armstrong snarled, "Welcome to a new kind of tension/All across the alien nation."

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